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A lesson in designing for creatives at Jacky Winter’s HQ

Perfectly suited to the operations of a small creative powerhouse, while also capturing the essence of the company – Jacky Winter’s new HQ by Nest Architects balances fun and quirky with a minimal twist.

  • The reception desk.

  • Lamington Drive is Jacky Winter's gallery.

  • The podcast recording space.

  • Art and illustrations adorn the kitchen.

  • The office features a podcast recording room.

  • The production room.

  • The 'sleep pod' for interstate guests and artists.

When selling creativity is your bread and butter, it seems logical that your office space would be both creative in its own right, while inspiring creativity in your workers.

This was certainly the mantra and methodology for Nest Architects when designing an HQ for Jacky Winter.

Art and illustrations adorn the kitchen.

As the creative representation for over 100 Australian artists, illustrators and animators, seeing beautiful visuals is just a day-to-day experience for the folk at Jacky Winter. Artwork from different artists and illustrators make an appearance, along with other flourishes of charm.

More than just focusing on aesthetics, it was important for Jacky Winter that the new office bring in something more. It needed to be a space that reflects its culture and values. The result is a space that is colourful, fun and quirky, which is then balanced out with a level of clean design, ensuring the space remains conducive to work. Again, being a balance of colour and fun, with the limitless possibilities that come with a white wall. 

The reception desk.

The reception desk.

From a programmatic point of view, the space houses not just offices and meeting rooms, but also some more unusual requirements such as a podcast recording room.

The podcast recording space.

The podcast recording space.

Lamington Drive, Jacky Winter’s gallery, takes up the ground floor. While Finally, a fully self-contained ‘sleep pod’ is available for travelling artists and visitors who need a place to crash.

The 'sleep pod' for interstate guests and artists.

The ‘sleep pod’ for interstate guests and artists.

The office design captures the identity of Jacky Winter while providing a mixture of spaces for productivity, with a few extras as well.

This office by Tom Robertson Architects is another example of minimalism in the office – Candlefox HQ

Photography by Tatanja Ross.

The current issue of Indesign Magazine explores the future of workplace design, find out more about the WorkLife issue here.

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